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WISeKey announces the implementation from pproject “QUASARS” (Quantity immune Safe Architecture project) which officially received the SCS label in recognition of its quality and innovative aspects
Geneva – January 262023: WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SES: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain, and IoT company, today announced that it has incorporated a new company named SEALSQ Corp. to host the KUASARS project.
WISeKey, through SEALSQ Corp (www.SEALSQ.com), has taken affirmative steps to implement its KUASARS project. The QUASARS project is a radical innovative solution, based on the new WISeKey Secure RISC V platform, which paves the way for the era of Post Quantum Cryptography, offering hybrid solutions compliant with ANSSI (“National Agency for the Security of Information Systems, ” the National Cyber Security Agency of France) recommendations Notably, WISeKey Semiconductors received strong support from the French SCS (Secured Communicating Solutions) Cluster for its QUASARS project.
Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey noted, “Our cutting-edge QUASARS project is housed in a newly formed Semiconductors Quantum technology company, SEALSQ Corp, dedicated to advancing the field of post-quantum computing, making it accessible to a wide range of industries. which already uses our semiconductors, and it enables advances in communications, computing, healthcare, military systems, transportation, clean energy and countless other applications.”
Mr. Moreira continued, “Our team of experts in Switzerland, France and the United States have worked tirelessly over the past 36 months to develop innovative post-quantum solutions that harness the power of quantum mechanics to solve complex problems. Our post-quantum solutions include post- quantum microchips and other quantum devices that can be used in a variety of applications, from cryptography and drug discovery to artificial intelligence and financial modeling.”
Post-quantum cryptography (PQC) refers to cryptographic methods that are secure against attack by a quantum computer. As quantum computers become more powerful, they may be able to break many of the cryptographic methods that are currently used to protect sensitive information, such as RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). PQC aims to develop new cryptographic methods that are secure against quantum attacks.
One example of a post-quantum technology is the lattice-based cryptography, a type of public key cryptography based on the hardness of a mathematical problem called the Shortest Vector Problem (SVP) which is believed to be too difficult for a quantum computer to. to solve Grid-based cryptography can be used for tasks such as digital signatures, key exchange, and encryption.
Another example is code-based cryptography which is based on the difficulty of decoding certain algebraic structures called error-correcting codes. These codes can be used to create digital signatures, key exchange and encryption schemes that are secure against quantum attacks.
It is worth noting that post-quantum cryptography is still in its early stages of development and there is ongoing research to identify and improve the most promising post-quantum techniques.
WISeKey is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) project, a new secure platform that will help define best practices for performing trusted network layer inputs, and assist in the implementation and use . of reliable on-board solutions for IoT devices at scale.
More information about this consortium can be found at: http://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/trusted-iot-device-network-layer-onboarding-and-lifecycle-management.
For this project, WISeKey is working with NIST to define recommended practices for performing trusted network layer onboarding that will aid in the implementation and use of trusted onboarding solutions for IoT devices at scale.
WISeKey’s contributions to the project will be Trust Services for credentials and secure semiconductors to keep credentials secure. Specifically, WISeKey will offer INeS Certificate Management Service (CMS) for issuing credentials and VaultIC secure semiconductors to provide tamper-proof key storage and cryptographic acceleration.
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